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Tunisia: Egypt affirms its "full support" for President Saïed

2021-08-03T16:55:32.771Z

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed, who has granted himself full powers since July 25, enjoys the "full support" of Egypt, announced ...



Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed, who has granted himself full powers since July 25, enjoys "

full support

" from Egypt, Egyptian Foreign Minister announced on Tuesday during an official visit to Tunis.

Read also: Tunisia: two deputies opposed to the coup by President Saïed arrested

"

We affirm the full support of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the stability and the fulfillment of the will of the Tunisian people

", declared Sameh Choukri, after his meeting with Kaïs Saïed.

Tunisia is living "

a historic moment, undertaken by a person who attaches the highest importance to the values ​​of democracy, the Constitution and institutions

", he said.

Tunisia is waiting for a prime minister

President Saïed traveled to Cairo at the end of 2020, where he met President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who came to power after a coup in 2013, and who is leading a relentless crackdown on the opposition, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood.

Read also: Covid-19: Tunisia receives 1.5 million doses of vaccines from Italy

Nine days after the coup by the Tunisian president, who invoked the constitution to seize all executive power and suspend parliament, Tunisia is still awaiting the appointment of a new prime minister.

On Saturday, the United States urged this Maghreb country to quickly resume "

the path of democracy

".

Tunisia is going through a triple political, social and health crisis, after experiencing a surge in cases of Covid-19 contamination and a peak in the number of deaths linked to the virus.

Before Kaïs Saïed's coup, the country had been paralyzed for months by political blockages.

Since the implementation of his exceptional measures, the president still enjoys broad support from the population. Its main opponent, the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, denounces a "

coup

".

Source: lefigaro

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